Saint Mina(Heraklion city)
Saint Minas was declared the patron saint of Heraklion during the ottoman period. His feast day is celebrated every year on 11th November.
The foundations for this magnificent church (one of the largest in Greece) were laid on March 25th 1862 as a token of gratitude by the citizens of Heraklionfor the saints protection of their city. The site is said to have been indicated by a monk to whom St Minas had appeared in a vision.